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Pineapple Appetizer Meatballs Recipe

Pineapple Appetizer Meatballs Recipe

Karen Mellinger Baker of Dover, Ohio blends a can of crushed pineapple into her meatballs to create a taste-tempting treat. Best of all, the sweet and tangy glaze that coats this big batch of bite-size snacks is a snap to prepare.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sausage Roll
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-mayonnaise blend

Directions

  • 1. Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Place pineapple and 2 tablespoons juice in a large bowl (set the remaining juice aside for glaze). Add the egg, bread crumbs and pepper to pineapple. Crumble sausage and beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls.
  • 2. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine glaze ingredients and reserved pineapple juice. Add meatballs. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 dozen.